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Algae Drying - Spray drying

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:15 pm
by guru
Can i use spray drying methods for large scale algae cultivation?

Re: Algae Drying - Spray drying

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:22 pm
by greengold09
Hai guru,
You can use spray drier for large scale cultivation. U must have heard about Sosa Texcoco and Earthrise companies.They were producing Spirulina. They were using spray drier for processing spirullina.

But the capital cost as well as the operational cost for spray drier is high compared to other methods of drying.

MingChyi Engineers and Constructors Ltd. is selling a spray drier with 7kg-1500kg processing capacity. Refer the below link:
http://www.allproducts.com/construction/drying/01.html

Re: Algae Drying - Spray drying

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:01 pm
by guru
Hi,
Thank you for the reply.. Do you know any algae biofuel company using spray drier? Since you have mentioned spirullina producers, i want to make sure that spray drier can also be use for algae biodiesel as well.

Re: Algae Drying - Spray drying

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:36 am
by daywalker20
hello......

Theoretically, Biodiesel produced from algae appears to be the only feasible solution today for replacing petro-diesel completely. No other feedstock has the Oil Yield high enough for it to be in a position to produce such large volumes of oil. To elaborate, it has been calculated that in order for a crop such as soybean or palm to yield enough oil capable of replacing petro-diesel completely, a very large percentage of the current land available needs to be utilized only for biodiesel crop production, which is quite infeasible.